Your Personal Vision Board
What is a VISION?
Vision is a mental picture of the future. It is an idea of what the future can hold but has not yet happened.
Vision is the thing inside of us that guides us. It creates a desire to grow and improve. Vision embodies our hopes and ideals. It gives us a sense of purpose. Visions bring us flashes or glimpses of what is possible. It is another outworking of the “Law of Attraction.”
Why are Vision Boards important?
- They help with self-improvement.
- They help clarify what you want from life.
- When you make something clearer and concrete in your mind, it feels more real and attainable.
- They provide a visual reminder of your goals, things you want to accomplish.
- Your vision shows you where you are headed.
- Vision Boards inspire you work on what is important to the end results you are seeking and not get side-tracked by minutia.
- It provides motivation and inspiration to keep reaching for your goal.
- Vision boards provide focus and give meaning and purpose to your efforts.
- Vision boards make you sit and really THINK about what you truly desire from life.
- Vision boards help you get unstuck.
- Vision boards help throw randomness together.
- It gives a clearer picture.
- They are educational.
- They are important forms of communication.
- Vision boards motivate you to act.
Do Vision Boards work?
Yes! But you must also put in the work; you cannot just sit there and expect things to happen. That is not the way it works. As with most things in life, you receive in proportion to what you put in.
How to create a Vision Board
Each of us is blessed with the ability to imagine. And using our imagination enables us to create a mental depiction of some quality of life we enjoy or would like to achieve in the future. For example, a picture of a dollar bill can symbolize our desire for material prosperity, or a jet liner streaking across the sky our desire for world travel. Our earnest desire for romance and a stable relationship can be demonstrated by a picture of a beautiful wedding dress, or rings, or some other article that represents love and affection. Your Vision Board is simply a series of pictures that represent the outcomes you desire placed where you can see, focus, and meditate on the steps needed to make them a reality. As an assist in helping you to envision and construct your personal Vision Board, listed below are seven starter points that you may wish to include in your efforts.
Seven starter points to begin your Vision Board:
- Personal Growth
How to create a Vision Board:
- Get a clear vision.
- Write it down first. (Starting with the seven starter points above).
Purchase one of the following below…
Shadow box. (My preference)
- Picture frame.
- Cork board.
- Poster board.
- A printer.
- Time (Give yourself plenty of time to put your board together…don’t rush).
- Turn off TV. If you like inspirational music put that on. Light a candle. Go into your sacred place and create your vision board.
- Add inspirational short quotes to your Vision board.
- Mount your vision board on a wall in your home.
- Make your own.
- Google search or use Pinterest to gather photos that represent each vison. You can also use old magazines.
- Organize your photos on your board like a visual story.
- Use Google images or YouTube to gather ideas.
- Hang your vision board where you will see it daily (Mine hangs above my desk).
- Just make sure to spend five to ten minutes each day reflecting on it, including the emotions and sensory experiences related to each aspect of your vision. If you do that, you’ll make full use of the incredible benefits of a vision board to motivate you to action and make your dream more believable than ever before.
- You can create a digital board as well and have it printed using Canva or Wishboard. Use whatever works for you.
- Work daily to achieve your vision.
Books to purchase:
- The Power (The Secret) Rhonda Byrne (Author)
- Working With The Law by (Author)
- Growing A Small Business With The Law Of Attraction by George Koromilas (Author)
Celebrities who use vision boards.
- Oprah Winfrey
- Steve Harvey
- Ellen DeGeneres
- Katy Perry
- Kellan Lutz
- Jim Carrey
- Kellan Lutz
- Cardi B
- Whitney Cummings
- Lindsey Vonn
- Will Smith
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Keri Walsh
- Misty May- Treanor
- You (Look at you, a star in the making!)
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung
“Goal setting helps distinguish relevant from irrelevant stuff. With clear vision, you are able to prioritize. “~Joanna Jast
“A personal vision statement allows you to look forward to the future with positive expectations for yourself. It helps you stay focused and will help you make decisions for future activities.” ~Catherine Pulsifer
“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” ~ Brian Tracy
According to (Take It Personelly)
Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
Oprah Winfrey, at the age of 22, was fired from her job as a television reporter because she was ‘unfit for TV.”
Steven Speilberg was rejected from film school, not once…not twice…but three times.
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
Thomas Edison failed some 10,000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb.
What led these talented celebrities to keep going?